Flag of Switzerland (GIF)



The flag of Switzerland (German: Schweizerfahne; French: drapeau de la Suisse; Italian: bandiera svizzera; Romansh: bandiera da la Svizra) consists of a square red field with a thick, equilateral white cross in the middle. The white cross has been used as a military symbol in the former Swiss Confederation since the 14th century but was used for the first time in a red square field during the Napoleonic era. Its white cross on a red field is thought to be derived from the military flag of the Holy Roman Empire and therefore has strong Christian connotations. Also, the flag traditionally symbolizes freedom, honor, and loyalty. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 1:1, and the flag was adopted in 1841. In addition, its coat of arms is in the form of a shield covered with the national flag.

The Swiss flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Switzerland, officially known as the Swiss Confederation, is a sovereign state in Europe. Its capital is Bern, and its population is about 8.698 million (2021). According to its land borders, it borders with Austria, France, Italy, Liechtenstein, and Germany.

The waving flag of Switzerland with its coat of arms (unofficial)
The coat of arms of Switzerland on a waving white flag
The waving vertical flag of Switzerland (Animated GIF)
COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital:Bern
Other major cities:Zurich,
Geneva,
Basel
Official languages:German, French,
Italian, Romansh
Region:Western Europe
Ethnic groups:65% German,
18% French,
10% Italian,
1% Romansh,
6% others
Religions:68.8% Christian,
5.3% Muslim,
0.5% Buddhist,
0.7% Hindu,
0.3% Jewish,
0.4% Other,
24% Unaffiliated
Nationality name:Swiss
Area:41,285 km²
(15,940 sq mi)
Population:8.698 million (2021)
Currency:Swiss franc
Country codes:CH, CHE (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.ch
Calling code:+41
Flag emoji code:🇨🇭


Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Switzerland (German: Flagge und Wappen der Schweiz; French: Drapeau et armoiries de la Suisse; Italian: Bandiera e stemma della Svizzera), GIF

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